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Derek Lowe traded to Indians

Posted on: October 31, 2011 12:46 pm
Edited on: October 31, 2011 3:04 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Starting pitcher Derek Lowe has been traded by the Braves to the Indians, the Braves announced Monday afternoon.

Lowe is set to make $15 million in 2011, but Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com has learned that the Braves will pay $10 million of that. In return, the Braves will get Chris Jones, a 23-year-old left-handed pitcher. Jones was 7-1 with a 3.36 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 66 strikeouts in 72 1/3 innings for High-A Kinston this past season.

According to Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus, Jones has average velocity but a "good breaking ball and tons of deception." Goldstein further says that left-handers "can't touch" Jones and he's a possible left-handed specialist out of the bullpen.

Lowe, 38, was 9-17 with a 5.05 ERA and 1.51 WHIP in 187 innings. He's a two-time All-Star, but hasn't been really good for a full season since 2008 with the Dodgers. He has been good in stretches for the Braves, most notably September of 2010, when he was 5-0 with a 1.17 ERA.

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Comments

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 4:28 pm
 

Derek Lowe traded to Indians

maybe the Indians can get Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs next!

Yeah! That  would be another bonehead move!

Theo's gonna have to give him away.

Who in their right mind would touch him?

Oh no! You did post this on the Indians page didn't you?

Welcome to Cleveland Alfonso! LOL!




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 4:25 pm
 

Derek Lowe traded to Indians

Would be a good move by the Bravos, even if they traded him for a bat boy. We still have baggage its called "Chipper".
That would be the only thing to make this better.

A bat (DH)! (with POWER!)



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Derek Lowe traded to Indians

yeah! that would be another great binehead move!



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 4:21 pm
 

Derek Lowe traded to Indians

That's 15 million less for Fielder! Plain & simple.

Yeah yeah yeah you need pitching! So get someone whose arm isn't ready to fall off!

The Indians just don't get it!

Good thing they are in the worst division in baseball!

Hey Manny is available again!

Idiots!

Love the comment, "hasn't had a good full season" in what will be 4 years!

Another brilliant move, NOT!



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: October 31, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Derek Lowe traded to Indians

maybe the Indians can get Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs next!




Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: October 31, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Derek Lowe traded to Indians

let me get this straight..Cleveland, a small market team which can't afford to keep their current stars, trades for a $15 million pitcher who isnt good enough to be the Braves #5 starter.  Unless the Braves are paying 90% of his salary this makes NO sense for the Indians....but its a great move by the Braves




Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: October 31, 2011 4:12 pm
 

Derek Lowe traded to Indians

16 years is a lot of difference.  Cleveland made this trade because of the money they WILL NOT HAVE TO PAY.  Dear Indian Front OFFICE, WE HAVE PITCHING NEED A BAT,  IMI,  WE HAVE PITCHING NEED A BAT.



Since: Oct 31, 2011
Posted on: October 31, 2011 4:07 pm
 

Derek Lowe traded to Indians

Would be a good move by the Bravos, even if they traded him for a bat boy. We still have baggage its called "Chipper".



Since: Nov 17, 2010
Posted on: October 31, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Derek Lowe traded to Indians

A good trade for the Braves and a long time coming. Lowe is way past his prime and getting him out of the way can open up oppurtunities for our younger pitchers. Goodbye, Derek Lowe; we won't miss your 5 inning games or your 5.05 ERA.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 3:50 pm
 

Derek Lowe traded to Indians

***   GREAT for Braves ... Hear that this Jones Kid is a PHENOM!!!   Now--One more "stick" & Braves on the "GO"  !!  


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